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(Re)viewing Bodies: Selected American Photographs

Event Date/Time

Feb 8, 2013 to Mar 7, 2013
12:00 pm until 4:00 pm

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Description

(Re)viewing Bodies: Selected American Photographs

Since the invention of photography, viewers have responded with immediacy to photographs of people. Roland Barthes wrote about the indexical nature of the photograph--the fact that "that has been," the evidence that a certain person once stood in front of the camera. “(Re)viewing Bodies: Selected American Photographs” examines the ways in which 20th-century American photographers have represented the body, whether as subject or compositional element. Topics include the abstracted or fragmented body, the body and labor, the body and performance, the body in social situations, and the body in pain. The exhibition includes works by Diane Arbus, Larry Burrows, Harry Callahan, Judy Dater, Gordon Parks, and Jerry Uelsmann. Organized by Wesleyan University students in the Museum Studies seminar, the show includes more than fifty American photographs from the Davison Art Center collection.

 

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 7, 2013 from 5pm to 7pm; Gallery Talk by student curators at 5:30pm

 

Cost FREE!
Location

Davison Art Center
301 High Street
Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT
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Additional Information
SponsorWesleyan CFA
Phone860-685-2500
Contact nameAndrew Chatfield
Contact emailboxoffice@wesleyan.edu
Websitehttp://www.wesleyan.edu/dac

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